Janusz Gortat

Janusz Kazimierz Gortat (born November 5, 1948) is a retired boxer from Poland, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1972. In both tournaments he won the bronze medal in the light heavyweight division (– 75 kg) after being defeated in the semifinals by eventual winners (Leon Spinks of the United States in 1976 and Mate Parlov of Yugoslavia in 1972).

Janusz Gortat
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Nickname(s)Długi (Long)
Weight(s)Light heavyweight
Height186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Born (1948-11-05) November 5, 1948 (age 71)
Brzozów, Poland
Boxing record
Total fights317
No contests0
Janusz Gortat
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Poland
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich Light Heavyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Light Heavyweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 1973 Belgrade Light Heavyweight

Born in Brzozów, he is the father of NBA basketball player Marcin Gortat and boxer Robert Gortat.

1972 Olympic resultsEdit

  • Round of 32: Defeated Jaroslav Král (Czechoslovakia) by decision, 5–0
  • Round of 16: Defeated Raymond Russell (United States) by decision, 3–2
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated Rudi Hornig (West Germany) KO 1
  • Semifinal: Lost to Mate Parlov (Yugoslavia) by decision, 0–5

1976 Olympic resultsEdit